Major ATC systems crash at Delhi airport – Update 1

News agencies are reporting a major systems crash at the air traffic control at IGI airport in New Delhi.

All flight operations have been suspended for the last 30~45 minutes.

There are sporadic reports from passengers who are sitting on-board aircraft on the ramp of one or two aircraft pushing back.

This crash has occurred during the peak evening rush hour and is bound to have a systemic effect across the country.

Update 1 20:00 IST (14:30Z)

The ATC radars have been restored, but the disruptive effects will continue to have its toll on flight movements for a few more hours.

CNN-IBN reports that the entire NW quadrant of India, which faces Pakistan the main source of terror attacks on India, was without radar coverage.

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